Employees in Fon Du Lac County Help with Pension Payments

“Karen Kuehl, finance director, said Fond du Lac County employees paid in excess of $1.9 million in 2012 toward their retirement. Each year, there have been increases in health insurance costs and employee and employer contributions to retirement.

Kuehl said she recalled a time before the implementation of the Act 10 Budget Repair Bill when county employees paid just $200,000 toward retirement benefits.”

Having employees contribute more to their retirement plans is one of many tools localities are using to cover budget shortfalls.

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